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Wise Chiropractic is committed to supporting local youth sports programs and activities in Mount Dora and the surrounding communities.
Monday, July 23, 2018
We can all agree that technology continues to change the way we live. Since 2010 smartphone use has risen from 23 to 84 percent . Surveys show that American check their phone appropriately 86 times a day . That is a lot of screen time! This excessive phone use causes strain the cervical spine.
Majority of our lives are spent in an anterior position causing us to become hunched. More and more people are suffering from “Text Neck.” Text neck is when there is inflammation and tension in the cervical spine due to looking down for prolong periods.
We have grown accustomed to our devices so there is no way to shut down all technology. There are some habits we can change to improve our spinal health:
- Change the way your looking at your device - raise your monitor in the office. bring the phone/tablet up to eye level. Be sure your head is not being pulled forward.
- Take regular breaks - You deserve them! While resting your eyes, stretch.
- Turn it OFF - No, not all the time. Start a “no phone during dinner” policy. You’ll enjoy dinner even more without the distraction.
- Be AWARE - avoid prolong periods of forward head posture.
If you are suffering from Text Neck Chiropractic can help! Depending on your circumstances we will recommended exercises and stretches in addition to Chiropractic adjustments that can improve your range of motion and your ability to function. Don’t wait any longer! Let Wise Chiropractic help you. Give us a call today (352) 729 - 5105
Monday, June 11, 2018
I subscribe to a great newsletter called Mount Dora Buzz. It is full of great information about what is happening in the community. The latest issue had a story about a Peanut Butter and Jelly contest. Mount Dora Buzz is the official sponsor of this event and you can read more about it here. This peaked my interest because I love peanut butter and jelly! I could out eat anyone when it comes to peanut butter and jelly. Game on!
As I read further into the article, I quickly realized that there would be no sandwich eating contest Secretly, I am happy that I won't need to loosen up the waistband in my pants. Instead, it is a donation based challenge similar to a food drive.
Lake County has an annual PB&J. Challenge. It is a way for businesses and residents to help feed children during the summer break. The children are underprivileged and may not be eating regular meals when school is not in session. Donations of unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly are purchased and donated to Lake Cares Food Pantry. They in turn will distribute the donations throughout Lake County so that the children can be fed.
What an excellent opportunity for our community to come together and assist in a great cause. Wise Chiropractic will definitely be participating in this PB&J drive!! We encourage our patients, friends and family to drop off unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly to the office. Donations will be accepted until August 1.
Look for updates and reminders on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We will be challenging some of our fellow doctors to step up to the challenge. Hmmm.....who will it be?? Stay tuned for that announcement! In the meantime, pick up an extra jar of peanut butter and/or jelly on your next shopping trip to drop off at the office.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Who wants to cook when it is hot outside? Not me! I would rather throw together lite salads and sandwiches. I found a few recipes on Facebook, tested them out and want to share one of my favorites with you,
Chickpea Salad Wrap.
For this recipe you will need a strainer, cutting board, potato masher, measuring spoons and knives.
The ingredient s are as follows:
1 15 ounce chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
1/2 carrot finely diced
1 celery stalk finely diced
3-4 tablespoonfuls of mayonnaise (your favorite brand)
lettuce and tomato for garnish
1 package of wraps (your favorite brand)
1. In a medium mixing bowl, mash 1/4 of the chickpeas to a chunky texture.
2. Add the remaining chickpeas, chopped onion, peppers, carrot, mayonnaise and seasonings. Stir until well combined.
3. To assemble wrap. spread chickpea salad onto wrap. Garnish with lettuce and tomato. Roll and enjoy!
4. If wraps aren't your thing, the salad is great as is, on a bed of lettuce and tomato or toss in some cooled pasta.
Leftover salad can be stored in refrigerator for 5 days. Personally, I never have any in my refrigerator that long. I like to take it for lunch as well!
Enjoy and remember to "Eat Wise".
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
We make our very own homemade bread and you can do it too! It is so simple and cost effective. With only five ingredients in the recipe, it's also way cheaper than buying a loaf of bread at the grocery store!
Here is a link to the bread maker we use -
Gabi at Wise Chiropractic is the bread expert! If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask her when you're at your next appointment or feel free to comment below! :)
- Organic All Purpose Flour - unbleached
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Raw Honey
- Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
- Instant Dry Yeast
1.5 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons of honey
4 cups of sifted organic flour
1.5 teaspoons of sea salt
2.5 teaspoons of yeast
- Mix wet ingredients in your bread maker bread pan
- Sift the flour with sea salt into bread pan
- Add the yeast
- Turn Bread maker on "basic"
- Select crust color
- Press start!
Hope everyone ENJOYS!! Let us know how your loaf turns out :)
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Our bodies need healthy fats and what better way to get them by eating a healthy version of a Reese's cup?! This is one of my new favorite recipes and I keep these chocolate fat bombs in my freezer at ALL TIMES! I can't live without them! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do :)
I like to make a lot at one time, this recipe yields about 50 small cups. You can split the recipe in half to make less but I suggest making them all at once, they store in the freezer well!
I got my small paper cups off of amazon; you can also buy them at the grocery store in the baking aisle.
Link to mine - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q5DO48/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- 1 cup of almond butter (or peanut butter; almond butter is the healthier choice)
- 1 cup or coconut oil (make sure you use unrefined coconut oil)
- 6 tablespoons of cacao powder (or cocoa powder - I like to use Cacao because it's healthier)
- 5 drops of chocolate stevia or stevia of you choice
- pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to bowl
- Mix ingredients all together until a liquid consistency
- Line plate with small candy cup liners; or use silicone molds
- Pour mixture into cups
- Freeze for about 15 minutes
- Store in freezer ziploc bag
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about them! :)
- Holly, Wise Chiropractic
Friday, March 30, 2018
It's Easter Weekend and we all know what that means...EASTER EGGS! Making beautiful and colorful Easter eggs is a very fun activity for families to do together! Not to mention it is a delicious and healthy snack to eat afterwards!
Need some help this Easter creating the perfect Easter Egg?
Here's how to dye your Easter Eggs the ALL-NATURAL WAY
Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love, and joy! Have a blessed Day!
-Wise ChiropracticSource: https://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/more-holidays/homemade-easter-egg-dye
Friday, February 2, 2018
Who’s excited for the SUPER BOWL?! It’s right around the corner and I’m already dreaming of the yummy snacks that comes along with it!! Here are a few of my favorite healthy recipes that help me stay on track throughout the game!
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- 1 sweet potato, peeled very thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Pinch of Cumin
- Pinch of Paprika
- Coarse salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees. toss sweet potato slices with olive oil and season with cumin, paprika, and salt. Lay out in single layers and bake, flipping halfway, until crisp and golden (20 to 25 minutes)
- 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
I have my favorite delicious, yet healthy dessert planned out, I just hope I can resist to not eat them all before the party!
No Bake Brownie Bites
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 1/2 cups of pitted dates
- 3/4 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Place 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup almonds in food processor and process until finely ground.
- Add the cacao powder and sea salt and pulse to combine. Transfer to bowl and set aside.
- Add the dates to the food processor and process until small bits remain. Remove and set aside.
- Add nut and cocoa mixture back into food processor and while processing, drop small handfuls of the date pieces down into the food processor or blender spout.
- Process until a dough consistency is achieved
- Add the brownie mixture to a small parchment lined 8x8 dish
- Lift parchment paper to remove brownies from dish and use hands to slightly squeeze in the sides to create a smaller square - this will make the brownies slightly thicker and more dense.
- Transfer back to dish and place in freezer or fridge to chill for 10-15 minutes before cutting into 12 even squares
- Feel free to add frosting or powdered sugar to top!
- Store brownies in an airtight container to keep fresh. Will keep for 3-4 days at room temperature, or in the freezer for at least 1 month!
After all, the Super Bowl is all about football, commercials, and most importantly, YUMMY SNACKS. Who are you rooting for?! We hope your team WINS!
Comment below if you try a recipe out and let us know what you think! J